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Oilbird

Steatornis caripensis von Humboldt, 1817

The Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis), locally known as the guácharo, is a bird found in the northern areas of South America (including the island of Trinidad in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago). They are nocturnal feeders on the fruits of the Oil Palm and tropical laurels, and are the only nocturnal flying fruit eating birds in the world (the Kakapo is flightless). They forage at night, navigating by echolocation in the same way as bats, but with a high-pitched clicking sound of around 2 kHz that is audible to humans. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Caprimulgiformes
Family:
  Steatornithidae
Genus:
  Steatornis

Scientific:
  Steatornis caripensis

Citation:
  von Humboldt, 1817

Reference:
  Bull.Sci.Soc.Philom. 4 p.52

Protonym:
  Steatornis caripensis

Avibase ID:
  A820F1653743ABDF

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A820F165

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555524

Geographic range:

  • Steatornis caripensis: Locally from Panama and n S Am. to w Bolivia; Trinidad
English:
Oilbird
Czech:
gvačaro jeskynní
German:
Fettschwalm
Danish:
Fedtfugl
Spanish:
Guácharo
Finnish:
rasvakehrääjä
French:
Guacharo des cavernes
Icelandic:
Spikfugl
Italian:
Guaciaro
Japanese:
aburayotaka
Japanese:
アブラヨタカ
Dutch:
Vetvogel
Norwegian:
Fettfugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Feittfugl
Polish:
tluszczak
Portuguese:
Guácharo
Portuguese (Brazil):
Guácharo
Russian:
Жиряк
Slovak:
guačaro jaskynný
Swedish:
oljefågel
Ukrainian:
Гуахаро
Chinese:
油鸱


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Guacharo des cavernes ( Steatornis caripensis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Guacharo des cavernes ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements 1st edition:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements 3rd edition:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements 4th edition:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements, version 2015:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements, version 2016:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements, version 2017:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements, version 2018:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Clements, version 2019:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
eBird version 1.50:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
eBird version 1.52:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
eBird version 1.53:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
eBird version 1.54:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
eBird version 1.55:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
eBird version 2015:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
eBird version 2019:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
James Lee Peters:
Steatornis caripensis
James Lee Peters (original):
Steatornis caripensis
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Steatornis caripensis
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Oilbird ( Steatornis caripensis)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Steatornis caripensis
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Steatornis caripensis

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Species status: full species

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Catalan: Guácharo, Ocell de l'oli
Czech: Gvacaro jeskynní, gvačaro jeskynní
Danish: Fedtfugl
German: Fettschwalm
English: Guacharo, Oilbird
English (IOC): Oilbird
Spanish: Guacharo, Guácharo, Huira pishco
Spanish (Colombia): Guácharo
Spanish (Costa Rica): Guacharo, Guácharo
Spanish (Ecuador): Guácharo, Huira pishco
Spanish (Spain): Guácharo
Spanish (HBW): Oilbird
Spanish (Panama): Guácharo
Spanish (Peru): Guácharo
Spanish (Venezuela): Guácharo
Estonian: õlilind (guahaaro)
Finnish: Rasvakehrääjä
French: Diablotin, Guacharo de Caripe, Guacharo des cavernes
Hungarian: zsírfecske
Icelandic: Spikfugl
Italian: Guaciaro
Japanese: aburayotaka
Japanese: アブラヨタカ
Scientific: Steatornis caripennis, Steatornis caripensis, Steatornis carpensis
Lithuanian: Guacharai, Guacharas
Dutch: Vetvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Feittfugl
Norwegian: Fettfugl
Polish: tluszczak, tłuszczak
Portuguese: guácharo
Portuguese (Brazil): guacharo, Guácharo
Portuguese (Portugal): Guácharo
Russian: Гуахаро, Жиряк
Slovak: guačaro jaskynný, Guacharo jaskynný
Serbian: Uljana ptica (guačaro)
Swedish: Oljefågel
Ukrainian: Гуахаро
Chinese: 油鸱
Chinese (Traditional): 油鴟

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